When You Feel Like No One Reads Your Blog

At some point in your blogging journey, have you ever asked yourself, “Why is no one reading my blog?” Well, if you said yes then I want you to know that you are not alone.

It was disheartening and discouraging, didn't it?

I was in that exact same spot at the beginning of my blogging journey. I was frustrated because I was putting in effort and time into my blog but I wasn't getting the result I wanted. It seems like no one cares about what I am saying and then I go read someone else's blog, which naturally has hundreds of comments and that made me feel like I am an ant.

Many times I thought about quitting but that would never fix anything. I have taken a few long, long breaks but that's that. My momma didn't raise a quitter.

To make myself feel good about blogging, I even said to myself that it's kind of okay if nobody reads my blog. I used to keep a diary and it was something I kept under lock and key. I didn't blog it or post it on Facebook. So this should be okay, right? 

To be honest, it didn't do much. It didn't fix anything. My readers were still minimal, had zero comments, and my followers were basically people I kind of knew in real life. 

So I said “That's it. I am not giving up. Nothing great ever came easy. Let's start this all over again” 

Here's to the ones that are tired of getting rejected by the world and feel like no one is reading their blogs. Hopefully, by practising some of these tips you will get a ton of readers!

keep writing, do not give up

First things first, the key to blogging for a lifetime is to not give up. I have series of breakdowns in the middle of the road but there's just something about writing that I can't just give it up like that, y'know what I mean?

I think this has something to do with being passionate as well. I think if you don't have that passion, people on the internet will be able to tell right away. If you speak to many of the successful bloggers here, you will notice one thing: they're passionate about what they do. 

it's not about the quantity

I always say this to myself like it's my blogging mantra. I mean, sure, publishing a lot of content will get you traffic and stuff but it's not always the way.

You never want to just post an article for the sake of posting it. I encourage you to take the time to write quality content. Just before you hit that publish button ask yourself questions like, “Will my readers get any value from this blog post?” or “If I am the reader, will I read this?”

have goals other than traffic

I have been brainwashed by this one blog post I read a long time ago. It literally screamed “Screw traffic!” on my face. It doesn't really mean anything now that I am an adult and probably wiser. It's only there for me to look at and say something like “Ooh, today I have a lot of visitors from Sweden.” 

It's satisfying to have thousands of visitors to your site but blogging is much more than getting traffic. Set goals and once you have one or two, it will help you focus on what you should be focusing and it's often not traffic. 

Unless blogging is your source of income, then by all means. For the rest of us, we should rethink why we're blogging in the first place. Have goals. For me, I just want to have fun with blogging and if I can make money out of it, that's a bonus.
 

promote your content

This is pretty simple. As a blogger, you can't just sit around and expect people to magically find your blog. Once you start promoting properly you will start to see more and more people reading your blog.

At the beginning of my blogging journey, rarely did I actually promote my content on my social media channels. People don't even know I am pretty active here. I don't know why I was so embarrassed. That's just sad.

Fast forward to a few years back, I started to promote little by little on Twitter and Instagram. The key is to only focus on one or two social media platforms or you will eventually burn out. It's actually helping a lot with my engagement rate. I will never not promote my content now. So guys, be proud of your quality content and promote the hell out of it. 

“go out” and “meet” people

This one deserves to be under its own point rather than to be under the previous one because it's technically not the same. Let me make it simple for you. It was called “blogwalking” back in the day. I don't know if it's still a thing, but it is to me. 

People normally do this by commenting on other blogs that kind of have the same audience as you. I know this sounds so simple but most people don't do simple things like this to grow their blog nowadays. 

I make it a habit to always comment on a certain number of blogs every day. It's a really nice feeling to have a little conversation with people online in my niche and to be honest, it does help my blog to receive tons of visitors from all over the world and get valuable feedback and comments too. You have got to get out there to be known. Believe in the power of networking. 

success doesn't really happen overnight

You need to remember this. This is not TikTok where you can gain fame overnight. Most people have been working for years before getting any kind of success.

Take it from me, I am nowhere near succeeding but I have been blogging for over 10 years and there are definitely some major blogging goals I have checked off. Everyone's blogging journey is different and mine took much, much longer than most bloggers. Don't ever compare yourself to other bloggers that you see. 
It's really the small changes that add up and make a big difference. What do you do in order to build your audience?

25 comments

  1. I loved reading through this and your tips are brill! It's so important to enjoy blogging and know success does take time x

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    1. Thank you for reading, Della! Yup, it's only the tip of the iceberg that people see, but it's so much more underneath xx

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  2. Lovely tips and reminders here, Lenne! Thank you so much for sharing with us :) I used to be overly conscious with promoting my blog on my social media accounts, but now I just share right away (or perhaps when I'm in the mood and have the courage to do so haha!).

    Anna Jo | www.helloannajo.com

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    1. As you should! More people should read your content! I really enjoy your calm and composed blog posts xx

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  3. Thanks for the encouragement and supportive words Lenne!

    Ain tinggal blog masa blog Ain betul2 tengah naik. pv 2k sehari. hahaha Ntah kenapa tetiba rasa takda hati nak blogging. Rindu? Tipu lah tak. Everytime nampak blogger2 lain promote dorang punya blog dekat socmed mesti macam awww rindu sangat-sangat. Tapi tu lah hehehe now baru sambung balik. ish ish.

    Kejayaan tak datang bergolek. Jangan cepat putus asa

    Pst : Kalau lenne rasa tak ada orang yang tengok blog lenne, Lenne ingat je Ain. Im your silent reader kalau tak comment! sebab tu lenne dalam bloglist ain hehe boleh tahu perkembangan lenne selain dkt ig :P

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    1. YOU'RE THE SWEETEST!!! <3

      I'm so flattered oh my gosh! Thank you for being so supportive and I'm glad you're here again and constantly making favorable content. I love you for that. If you feel like quitting, don't. Just take a break and then come back when you feel it's time to come back xx

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  4. I think we all feel this at times. I find the best thing to do is interact with other bloggers and keep writing x

    Beautylymin

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    1. That's so true. I truly believe that interacting with other bloggers will go a long way. And yes, never stop writing xx

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  5. This is great advice. I enjoyed reading this. I think it comes down to writing about what you are passionate over and everything else will follow organically :) I love your blog by the way. http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2021/08/chanels-take-on-modernism-6-bags-im.html

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    1. That's so true!! Everything will fall into place. Thank you so much for reading! xx

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  6. These are great tips! I wish I could comment more regularly but I always make time on Sunday mornings to read blog posts and return comments and I love it! xx

    Danielle's Beauty Blog 

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  7. Sometimes I can write a blog post that can get loads of comments and then some that get barely any. For me I'm just chuffed when I actually get one and it doesn't really matter. I write for me and it's a hobby, I can understand totally when it's someone's job and livelihood, I agree with your points though, just make sure you're writing content that you love and are passionate about because I think that makes a big difference on if people want to read it! xx

    www.iridescentplaces.com

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    1. Oh yes, definitely. I've always loved all your content and I can tell you really have that passion in you <3

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  8. Hi Lenne, I can totally relate to your writing! I stopped writing for 1 year++ and just started back LAST WEEK. It felt awkward but then I remember this is my hobby and I should enjoy it at my own pace. I'm really glad I'm not the only one feeling demotivated sometimes. Love your blog! :)
    -Afi (papercrabs.com)

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    1. That's great news! It's good to have you back. Your content is something that I'll definitely enjoy! xx

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  9. I've often thought this to myself too and I agree with all your tips too! I used to be so focused on traffic and it took away from the joy of blogging. Now I'm more relaxed about it, and it's been much better! And I really love visiting other blogs (like yours!) too, it helps to keep me inspired!

    Eileen | yesmissy.com

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    1. Aww you're too nice! I just really like being around your blog, I genuinely love the vibe xx

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  10. Hehehe, I write for me..I'm my blog's biggest fan. Kekeke

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  11. At some point of my blogging life, I also experienced having this feeling, this doubt. Honestly, we all go through this stuff but if you really like what you're doing, you would hold on to it, push through, and never quit. I love your tips and I agree to all of them. Though my mindset is different now than it was years ago. I don't really care anymore if I get traffic on my blog or have readers. I am at the point of life where I went back to my roots and that is to just blog for myself like I did over a decade ago. I used to obsess over numbers and that sucked the joy out of what used to be a hobby that gave me so much pleasure. That's why right now, I'm embracing the fact that blogging is just really a hobby for me. If someone reads the content I write then I'd be happy, if nobody will then it's still okay. ^_^

    I'm really liking your blog content so far, Lenne, and I've been exploring your website. ^_^ Keep it up! I have a feeling I'll be a returning visitor once in a while. :D xx

    Renee Alexis | www.renalexis.com

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  12. Ahh I wish I can pin this comment because it is truly what I'm all about! Blogging back to basic <3 Anyway, thank you so much for being so sweet, Renee! Keep inspiring! xx

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  13. first off, I have to say that I really love the energy of this post. it really highlights the two types of people who own a blog: one who owns it just because they want to write, and another one who wants to blog for business which, obviously, is completely fine too. ngl, I still feel discouraged from time to time, especially when I write things like film reviews and beauty-related stuff, where it does get kinda lonely when I don't see the engagement. for e,g, my blog is currently on squarespace and for some reason, RSS reader like bloglovin is unable to detect my blog. that really got me for a while, especially because there's no way for me to inform my followers there that my blog has moved. that was me about 1-2 months ago. now, I just tell myself not to care about these things. I never cared about SEO, so why care about such a thing now? I felt like I had betrayed my own determination to blog for the fun of it.

    then I quickly remind myself that I am not in this for the views or money. I write because I want to, and maybe there ARE people who actually read what I wrote, but decided not to post a comment for whatever reason they are entitled to – and that is A-okay! it IS not an easy reminder per se, but it's one I keep telling myself and will hopefully continue to hold on to.

    and I completely agree that it's not about quantity. I love it when I come across a blog and I can definitely see the blogger's determination from the posts they published. I can't quite explain it, but it's just that unspoken impression I tend to get from random blogs I came across. like, I KNOW when a blog is purposely created for business. at the same time, I also can spot blogs that are, way, more personal and close to the author's heart. of course, people are entitled to whatever they wanna write or publish, but for me, I very much prefer the latter.

    anyway, what a lovely post :)



    Élise | halecyon.space



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